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Parents: Sign your child up for tuition and music school

Tuition is arranged via the music teachers at your child's school.


We offer three kinds of music tuition:

  • Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (for beginners, arranged by your child's school)
  • Standard tuition (for students in the early stages of learning, often beginners) 
  • Advanced tuition (for students invited to the next level by one of our teachers)

We also offer all students (whether having lessons with us or not), the chance to participate in the ensembles in our Music School, either the beginner Thursday night ensembles, or the intermediate/advanced ensembles on Saturdays.

Prices listed are per school term and apply from .autumn term 2017 until summer term 2018, Future changes to prices will be announced on this website.

Whole Class Ensemble Tuition

This is available via your child's primary school, if offered - usually in the junior years (Years 2 to 6). You can't sign your child up for this on this site, so talk to the music co-ordinator at your child's school instead.

If your school doesn't offer this but would like to, they can approach the Music Hub about starting up lessons if they don't currently offer this but want to. See our Whole class ensemble tuition (WCET) page for more about this programme.

Standard Tuition (for beginners or students continuing from Whole Class)

  • Price per term: £63.70
  • Instrument hire per term: £14.90
  • Discounted rates are also available to those on low incomes. See more details below.

You can sign up for this programme via the peripatetic teachers in your child's school. If you haven't yet had an invitation to enrol, you can contact the Music Hub to find out more, or talk to your child's school to see what tuition is available.

If you already have an enrolment letter with the name of a teacher and a start date, please fill in the enrolment form.

Enrolment for standard tuition 

If you are enrolling for the first time, you will need to phone us up to make payment after you have filled in the form. Before enrolling please also check the lesson terms and conditions

Standard tuition is not available in private schools or schools outside the borough boundaries. We are consulting on the possibility of offering this service to home educated students.

Saturday Music School

  • instrumental participation per term £66.40 residents* / £84.00 non-residents (includes choir and additional activities) 
  • Choir only £33.10 residents * / £48.00 non-residents

Saturday Music School consists of rehearsals of most of our ensembles (there's a list of all of them at our Music School and Ensembles page), plus our two choirs and additional activities. 

If your child has been selected for Saturday Music School, please fill in the Music School enrolment form.

 Enrol at Saturday Music School 

Evening Music School ensembles

  • Participation per term £33.10

Some ensembles operate on weekday evenings instead of Saturday mornings. These are:

  • Junior Strings (for beginners)
  • Junior Band (for beginners)
  • Brass Band
  • Hillingdon Youth Big Band

These activities are included with the price for Saturday Music School, but the above price covers students who do not come along on a Saturday.

If your child has been selected for a weekday Music School Ensemble, please fill in the Music School enrolment form.

 Sign up 

Music clubs in schools

  • Price per term: £33.10
  • Instrument hire £14.90

These clubs are only offered to schools taking part in whole class instrumental lessons, and therefore are residents-only.
Enrol for a Music Club

Note: After filling in the form you will need to phone us to make a payment.

* resident prices apply to children who either attend a Hillingdon borough state school or live inside the borough.

Special reduced prices

You can pay these rates if you are on income support, income based jobseekers' allowance or if you are on the child tax credit with an income below £16,190 (but do not receive working tax credit). In addition, your child must attend a state school in Hillingdon, or live in Hillingdon borough. You can only pay reduced rates if you  can provide evidence that you are on low income. We will ask you for this in your enrolment form, so have your NI number handy before enrolling.

Reduced prices per school term: Arts Council England

  • Standard tuition: £15.00
  • Advanced tuition plus Music School: £40.00
  • Music School unlimited: £16.00
  • Music School (selected groups) : £9.25
  • Music Club (in school): £9.25
  • Use of an instrument: £5.00

If you are on a constrained income, but don't qualify for the rates above, you may wish to investigate assistance available from the Friends of Hillingdon Music Service (external link to a non-council service).


Advanced Tuition

You can only sign up to advanced tuition by teacher invitation. If you have a letter saying your child has been selected for Advanced Tuition, it will have a link to the online sign-up form there. If you're sure this is what you have signed up for but your letter does not have the direct link, you can go from here to the sign up for advanced tuition page.



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